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2012 Awards Nominations

Each year, AMI recognizes outstanding interpreters and interpretation in the state of Missouri with a whole panel of awards.  We count on our membership to keep us updated on where and when great interpration is happening, and to nominate their peers.  Those of you that attended the 2011 conference know that we only received one award nomination this year.  The Awards Committee has challenged us to fill all…

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2012 AMI Elections

The AMI 2012 Elections are quickly approaching!  Here’s a note from your Elections Chair, Lisa LaCombe: This is your big chance to make a difference! As interpreters, we are crucial for facilitating stewardship for our natural and cultural history. YOU can make a difference! YOU can leave behind a legacy! We are the Association of Missouri Interpreters and in this…

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Registration is Online for the 2011 AMI Workshop

Registration is now available for the AMI workshop in Farmington, Missouri.   Conference and field trip details are available on the conference page.   To register, visit the registration page on the NAI website. Registration ends September 2.  Hurry so you can get your favorite field trip!  As field trips fill up, they will be removed from the NAI registration page.  We could…

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Financial Assistance for CIT Training

The National Association for Interpretation will conduct a “Train the Trainers” workshop on August 22-26, 2011  at Powder Valley Nature Center in Kirkwood, Missouri.  This workshop is the first step in becoming a Certified Interpretive Trainer (CIT).  Thanks to generous donors and funding from members of AMI, financial assistance is available for the workshop fee (travel and lodging costs are not covered). …

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2011 AMI Awards

Some news from your 2011 AMI Awards Committee: AMI is a professional organization that assists and supports the work of individuals and groups engaged in resource interpretation.  A key word in that statement is “supports”.  How do you feel supported?  Is it through encouragement or a pat on the back?  The feeling of support from our colleagues and friends can…

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2011 George Kastler Interpreter Scholarships

Each year, AMI awards George Kastler Interpreter Scholarships to one undergraduate and one graduate student who plan to enter the field of interpretation.  To qualify for the scholarships, students must be either a graduate student or a junior or senior undergraduate, attend a Missouri college or university, and be studying in the field of interpretation (biology, environmental education, parks and recreation, wildlife management, cultural history, etc).  Scholarships…

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So This Happened…

Last week, several members of AMI traveled to Eureka Springs, Arkansas for the 2011 NAI Region 6 Annual Workshop.  One of them returned with significantly less hair. AMI newsletter editor John Miller (pictured center, with the shiny head) is also the Regional Director for Region 6.  Like any good leader, John knows how to motivate his region: by giving them plenty of…

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AMI T-Shirt Design Contest

The 2011 Workshop Committee is now taking submissions for a new and creative AMI T-shirt design.  If selected, your design will grace a new set of T-shirts at the 2011 conference.  Don’t fancy yourself a graphic designer?  Don’t worry about it!  The idea’s the thing.  We can work with the printers to tweak it into shape.  So go ahead and draft…

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Your AMI Awards Committee

Greetings AMI members from your new awards committee: Connie Grisier, Central region; Steve Jacobsen, Kansas City; Kevin McCarty, St. Louis; Janet Price, southeast; Lee Wilbeck, northeast; Chanda Williams, southwest; and Cyndi Cogbill, chair.  George Kastler, former chair, left the awards in good standing and we appreciate his years of service to AMI.  Your committee decided to continue the direction that…

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